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Circulating screenshot purportedly from Mark Zuckerberg

A screenshot  purportedly by Mark Zuckerberg, the Chief Executive officer of Facebook has surfaced on social media. In the screenshot, it is alleged that Zuckerberg said that Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and messenger to shut down again. “Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and messenger to shutdown again for 168jhrs(7days).I apologize for the disruption. I know how much you rely on […]

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Daily Monitor

Claim that Former Minister Herbert Kabafunzaki has been found guilty of corruption.

The Anti-corruption court under Justice Margret Tibulya sat today morning to conclude the verdict of Herbert  Kabafunzaki. Former Junior Minister for Labour Herbert Kabafunzaki was found guilty of corruption on two accounts. He was arrested in April,2017 along with Mr Brian Mugabo,his political assistant and Mr Bruce Lubowa. These three solicited shs 15 million from […]

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Twitter Viral Social Media Post

Claim that Java House is closing business in Uganda

A poster making rounds on social media with claims that Java House an coffee-led restaurant in Africa with branches in Uganda is closing. “We filled your hearts over the years. And now we will be closing permanently on 29th October 202. Join us as we celebrate years of service”. However, according to the Java House […]

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Viral Social Media Post

Circulating photo purportedly of National Unity Platform’s Saudah Madaada carrying Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s portrait.

There is a photo that has gone viral on social media purportedly of National Unity Platform’s Saudah Madaada carrying Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s portrait with a message indicating that National Unity Platform was going to give him their support when he stands for Presidency in the 2026 General Elections. However, Saudah Madaada, through her social […]

Claim that 30 feared dead after drowning at Nile Discovery

The claim that over 30 people are feared dead after drowning at Nile Discovery, is false. The claims were shared on Facebook by an account in names of Lwanga Dennis. The poster claims that the incident happened following police’s raid on revelers who were partying at the venue beyond curfew time. Lwanga further added that […]

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Facebook Claim

Claim that the COVID19 vaccines alter people’s DNAs

A claim that the COVID19 vaccines alter people’s DNAs has surfaced on social media. In a Facebook post it is claimed that, “All of those considering taking the vaccine you recognize that this permanently and irreversibly changes your DNA”. According to Dr. Eric Orokyo  at Sanyu Medical services, the claim is false. He said that MRNA […]

Misleading claim that government plans to introduce law to tax NSSF savings

The claim that government plans to introduce law to tax NSSF savings is false. The claim was made in an article by Daily Monitor. However, according to Secretary to the treasury, Ramathan Ggoobi, this is not true. Ggoobi clarified that according to Uganda’s Constitution, all retirement benefits are tax exempted and dismissed Monitor’s claims.

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Bobi

Claim that Robert Kyagulanyi was been arrested over weed trafficking

A claim that Robert Kyagulanyi, the National Unity Platform president was arrested at Hamad International Airport smuggling weed to Qatar Middle East. However, in a post on his Facebook page, Kyagulanyi said that he was told by authorities that one cannot enter U.S if they have been to South Africa in less than two weeks […]

Claim that banks make losses due to top CEOs fight for ownership of online banking platform

The claim that banks are counting losses due to fight by top CEOs for online banking platform, is false. The claim was made in an article by Business Focus. However, according to Uganda Bankers Association (UBA), the umbrella body for supervised and licensed financial institutions, this is not true. The body clarified that the industry […]

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Social Media

Circulating Rumour regarding a new Bishop for Muhabura Diocese.

There is a rumour circulating on social media regarding a new Bishop for Muhabura Diocese. The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Dr. Steven Samuel Kazimba Mugalu, through Church of Uganda social media platforms has urged the public to disregard the lie making it very clear that there has been no election […]